Gordon Can Make Your NY Resolution Succeed!

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Welcome to 2017!  A time for change, progress and new growth!  My book Resolutions of Epic Proportions is all about making New Year’s resolutions and creating change. My book can help inspire you to do this. Just go here and check it out: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N068XLC/. It’s on sale for only $1.00!

My friend Gordon O. Yonel, however, can really help you take that first step toward self-improvement in your personal life and/or professional business. He is an incredibly skilled, compassionate, results-oriented life, business and executive coach who knows how to help you find your mojo and succeed in life! Contact him for a free consult and find out how he can make your New Year’s Resolution come true. Just go here: https://www.renaissancexcoaching.com/, or drop him a quick note here: gordon@renaissanceXcoaching.com for a free consult.

There is nothing to lose and everything to gain!

CONTAGIOUS SMILES

LOVER WALKING BYWALK THIS BY YOUR FRIENDS & SHARE!

As a professional writer, there are numerous writing and editing services I provide professional businesses and individuals alike. One of these is writing personalized poems. Almost regardless of the subject or specifics, I can probably write you an elegant and poignant poem to memorialize that special person or event you have in mind. And my fees are quite reasonable! Plus, I will write it in true verse, with rhyme and meter and structure and depth! Drop me a note and I’ll tell you how I can write you a poem that is uniquely yours.

In the meantime, here is a poem that might put a smile on your face!

CONTAGIOUS SMILES

Oh, I see the contagious smile you give me
Walking by one day along this lonely street.
There ought to be a law against such beauty
Smiling at you…but impossible to meet.

But come now, my dear, stop and test the waters.
It’s warm here, and should be for the longest while.
As for those moments when your courage falters,
Oh, I will save you with a contagious smile!

Then after some wine and words shared together,
I’ll offer my heart to you and tell you why
Ah, I have loved you always and forever…
Since waiting a lifetime for you to walk by.

FIRST THINGS FIRST

CHANGE

 

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I’m in a philosophical-poetical mood today.  So here’s a poem of mine for all my friends here and elsewhere who enjoy philosophy and poetry.  And might be in the same mood or wishing to become so!

FIRST THINGS FIRST

There was a time not so long ago in my life
My purpose had been to change the world around me,
And put an end to things like poverty and strife
And stand up and fight oppression and tyranny.

Ah, it was long ago and of a younger wrath
When noble were the many choices I had made.
And yet, though mine was spent upon a righteous path,
It was a lonely and unfulfilling crusade.

For soon thereafter and also not long ago,
In the very moment I thought my cause was won,
Again rose the presence of my unbeknownst foe
From the very place where before there had stood none!–

Like a desolate ghost reflected in a mirror,
Like a disentombed sage whispering in my ear:
“Ah, your goal to change the world is righteous and true,
But before it can be done, you must first change you!”

MUSICAL SLIDE POEM “FAITH” BY QUEEN OFIR

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Queen Ofir has created a new beautiful music/slide show video to share with all her friends and fans!  Featuring her own original poetry and a beautiful soundtrack, we guarantee it will make your day and put a happy smile on your face!  Just click on the link here and give a listen, and fill your heart and mind with the sonic beauty of Queen Ofir!

And please give a like and don’t hesitate to leave a comment.  We’d love to hear from everyone!  Click here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFRnxPRUkRM

THE UNSUFFERING SEA

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The sea is a great metaphor for many a thing, be it a belief, a conviction or an idea. I love writing about it and letting it serve as the backdrop to a story I have to tell or an experience that needs to be shared. And I can be hired to even write a poem about your experience or the unique story you need to tell. And if it be no more than a dream, then that’s a story that also needs to be shared and told! Like this one here:

THE UNSUFFERING SEA

Hopes of bravery can be inspired from the sea.
And evoke thoughts of wisdom to guide us through youth.
It suffers not fools who think the telling of lies
Might somehow extinguish the existence of truth.

There in the restless waves droplets of passion rise,
In fierce forms and storms from the spiritual above!
They suffer not doubt that may dwell in you and me
Who fear hate or greed is ever stronger than love.

The sea is sacrosanct and our stern redeemer,
And gives of salvation what is entirely free!
It suffers not those who conceive wealth and power
Could ever replace honor and integrity.

For dreams soar here, even in life’s darkest hour,
And flow from the sea in an ever-endless stream!
It suffers not fools who think killing the dreamer
Might somehow in some way ever destroy the dream.

Photo: READ, ENJOY & FEEL FREE TO SHARE!  The sea is a great metaphor for many a thing, be it a belief, a conviction or an idea. I love writing about it and letting it serve as the backdrop to a story I have to tell or an experience that needs to be shared. And I can be hired to even write a poem about your experience or the unique story you need to tell. And if it be no more than a dream, then that's a story that also needs to be shared and told! Like this one here:  THE UNSUFFERING SEA  Hopes of bravery can be inspired from the sea. And evoke thoughts of wisdom to guide us through youth. It suffers not fools who think the telling of lies Might somehow extinguish the existence of truth.  There in the restless waves droplets of passion rise, In fierce forms and storms from the spiritual above! They suffer not doubt that may dwell in you and me Who fear hate or greed is ever stronger than love.  The sea is sacrosanct and our stern redeemer, And gives of salvation what is entirely free! It suffers not those who conceive wealth and power Could ever replace honor and integrity.  For dreams soar here, even in life’s darkest hour, And flow from the sea in an ever-endless stream! It suffers not fools who think killing the dreamer Might somehow in some way ever destroy the dream.

A BEAUTIFUL SMILE

FOR YOUR READING PLEASURE!

As you know, every Friday is POET’S Day. And this being the case, it’s only right I post a verse or two to commemorate the occasion. So here’s a poem for those of you who enjoy romantic poetry, who remain young at heart and hopeful, and know full well that LOVE IS ALL.

 

A BEAUTIFUL SMILE

Sometimes you come to a place and think love isn’t true,
And all those white clouds you believed in are gray and black.
Then you decide that it is easier not to do
Than risk loving someone who may never love you back.

Ah, were it if you could get tired of turning away
And pretending you never wanted what you’ll never miss.
Yet every time you convince yourself you shouldn’t stay,
Love slips in and speaks to you with lips you long to kiss!

For I know the pain you feel and the load you carry,
As there are many like us whose hearts have felt jaded.
While lies and betrayal are impossible to bury,
It’s more painful to resurrect what time has faded.

But might you remain so young and never grow too old
That you ever give up hope or think your life is done.
For time yet waits to bring in warmth and keep out the cold
And share with two who would learn of love…then become one!

So then, just when you think you’ve given up completely
The longing to love again and the joy to exist,
Just then, love stops and turns…and smiles at you so sweetly.
(And you know, a beautiful smile is hard to resist!)

 

 

FOR YOUR READING PLEASURE!

As you know, every Friday is POET'S Day.  And this being the case, it's only right I post a verse or two to commemorate the occasion.  So here's a poem for those of you who enjoy romantic poetry, who remain young at heart and hopeful, and know full well that LOVE IS ALL.  

A BEAUTIFUL SMILE

Sometimes you come to a place and think love isn’t true,
And all those white clouds you believed in are gray and black.
Then you decide that it is easier not to do
Than risk loving someone who may never love you back.

Ah, were it if you could get tired of turning away
And pretending you never wanted what you’ll never miss.
Yet every time you convince yourself you shouldn’t stay,
Love slips in and speaks to you with lips you long to kiss!

For I know the pain you feel and the load you carry,
As there are many like us whose hearts have felt jaded.
While lies and betrayal are impossible to bury,
It’s more painful to resurrect what time has faded.

But might you remain so young and never grow too old
That you ever give up hope or think your life is done.
For time yet waits to bring in warmth and keep out the cold
And share with two who would learn of love…then become one!

So then, just when you think you’ve given up completely
The longing to love again and the joy to exist,
Just then, love stops and turns…and smiles at you so sweetly.
(And you know, a beautiful smile is hard to resist!)

 

THIS WEEK’S BAR QUOTES – (from 04-23-10)

For those who are still experiencing bouts of serious summer during our current spring (like me in southern California!), I hope these perspicacious bar quotes come as a cool relief!

Patrick The Poet

THIS WEEK’S BAR QUOTES – (from 04-23-10)

Writing is rewriting. A writer must learn to deepen characters, trim writing, intensify scenes. To fall in love with the first draft to the point where one cannot change it is to greatly enhance the prospects of never publishing.
Richard North Patterson

The idol is the measure of the worshipper.
James Russell Lowell

Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life’s deepest joy: true fulfillment.
Anthony Robbins

This is the fourth?
Thomas Jefferson (on his deathbed, July 4, 1826)

EARN as much as you can. SAVE as much as you can. INVEST as much as you can. GIVE as much as you can.
–Rev. John Wellesly

Switzerland is simply a large, lumpy, solid rock with a thin skin of grass stretched over it.
Mark Twain

Those who know how to think need no teachers.
Mahatma Gandhi

No amount of ability is of the slightest avail without honor.
Andrew Carnegie

You will not find poetry anywhere unless you bring some of it with you.
Joseph Joubert

The two best physicians of them all: Dr. Laughter and Dr. Sleep.
–Gregory Dean Jr.

Living with a saint is more grueling than being one.
Robert Neville

It takes a long time to grow an old friend.
–John Leonard

Research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I’m doing.
–Wernher Von Braun

Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?
Abraham Lincoln

This is the highest wisdom that I own; freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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